Collected Quotes

I most often read at night in bed. When I find a quote that stops me, I copy, paste to my own email and continue. Often, I forget to add where I read the quote. Usually it is months later when I decide to copy and paste the quotes to a document. So many of the quotes I want to share will be without credit given to the author. I will try to search on line to find the appropriate source. If I can’t then please just take courage form the quote itself and forgive me if you happen to be the author. yikes.

Jan 2019 I read a quote from Rumi, “But listen to me: for one moment, quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. God.” I can get caught up in all the dire news of death counts doubling and tripling, ventilators not being available for those who need them, etc., or I can try Rumi’s message from God.

What if the splendor of spring was allowed to sweep me into it’s arms for half an hour? The daffodils on our hill are bursting. Alongside them there are trout lilies with larger blossoms than we have ever seen in our decade of living here. The hyacinths in my garden are bursting with color and fragrance. My bathroom is redolent with that sweet perfume as the two blossom stems bless me. Forsythia looks better this year than in last. Yesterday morning Bob spotted a PAIR of Rufous Sided Towhees in the grass below the feeder.

They only pass through our area. Harbingers of spring and fall we get excited to see them.

If I stay glued to the tv and radio news I will miss these. “Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” What can you spot today?

Author: Molly Lin Dutina

49 years as wife to Bob! Still deeply loving that man!! He is often responsible for the photos I post. I try to always give him credit!

6 thoughts on “Collected Quotes”

  1. I like the image of blessings dropping about us like blossoms ..I imagine apple blossoms in the wind. It really is about paying attention.

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  2. I too am consciously trying to limit my viewing and reading of news reports. Last night I participated in an evening worship service via Zoom teleconferencing software that included this prayer that really touched me, “”Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, sooth the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.” Take care, Molly, and stay safe.

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      1. We were in fact doing the Compline service from the Book of Common Prayer. It is being offered via Zoom each evening at 8:00 pm by the church with which we share space. (They are also doing Morning Prayer each day.)

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  3. I am sitting with my feet up, enjoying my backyard birds after a 1 mile walk through the woods and fields with my binoculars. I spotted a pair of striking towhees in our yard and hear them calling often. Hoping they nest nearby.

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